[OSM-talk] Ideas for Potlatch

Thomas Wood grand.edgemaster at gmail.com
Wed Feb 27 17:30:40 GMT 2008

On Wed, Feb 27, 2008 at 10:58 AM, Richard Fairhurst
<richard at systemed.net> wrote:
> Lauri Hahne wrote:
>  > [autocomplete]
> > Tab works in JOSM and Excel.
>  I'll take your word for it on JOSM, I don't use it - though people got
>  cross enough when JOSM borrowed modeless operation from Potlatch that
>  I'm a bit wary of UI cross-fertilisation. ;)
>  Excel's not the same. Excel doesn't autocomplete at all (at least on
>  the OS X 2001 version) unless you press the cursor keys to select from
>  the menu first: if you just press Tab it doesn't autocomplete on the
>  first entry.
>  Effectively, in Excel, the cursor keys do the autocomplete (as they do
>  in Potlatch). The difference is that Potlatch _also_ autocompletes on
>  Enter. To echo Excel's behaviour in Potlatch, this would have to be
>  removed, therefore requiring an extra keypress to autocomplete the
>  default entry - a retrograde step IMO.
>  > [...]

Excel under Windows suggests values as selected text as you type, it
auto-completes when you move out of the cell, i.e. by using any of the
3 noted keys.
However, it does not show a list of options to select from, it only
suggests auto-completion when you have typed enough for there to be
only one auto-complete option. (Not that this would be good behaviour
in potlatch)

Thomas Wood

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